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Avon Boat Rentals

Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?  
Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not see why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?  
More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

Weather permitting.

When:  Sep. 18th to Sep. 20th, 2020
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $24/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $18/hr/Kayaks (Includes all equipment and taxes)
Contact: 519-271-7739

Stratford Chocolate Trail


The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.   You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.

Purchase your trail vouchers at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street; Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street; MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street; and Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street.

Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round.

You can also purchase gift certificates to give as gifts to be used at a later date.  

When: Open Mon. to Sat.
from Jul. 31st to Dec. 22nd, 2020
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926

Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Umami Vegetarian

This vegetarian meal kit is packed to the brim with vibrant colour and “first of the season” fresh flavours. You can learn the fundamentals of making vivid green cool cucumber gazpacho, house cultured creams, form pasta and how to use a smoker - all that Chef Eli did in his prep - or you can simply finish and plate with our video tutorial to guide you.

For dessert you put the finishing touches on the quintessential vol au vent puff pastry tart - without spending hours making it from scratch. Our Video tutorial will show you how if you want to learn; it's the best of both worlds!

Umami is a “savoury” flavour profile often associated with meats, but actually traces it’s origins to glutamates found in both meat and vegetables such as seaweed, mushrooms, tomatoes.

Bon Appetit!

UMAMI* VEGETARIAN MEAL KIT includes all pre-measured ingredients prepped to make the following:

Cucumber Gazpacho

Umami* Tortellini in smoked Carrot broth

Hazelnut "picada"

Arugula Salad

Blueberry Vol au Vent Puff Pastry Tart


Serve chilled Gazpacho

Boil Pasta

Reheat and serve in broth

Garnish with hazelnuts

Dress Arugula salad

Whip Chantilly Cream

Fill tarts with Chantilly, Blueberry Jam & Blueberries

PLACE YOUR ORDER by 12 noon Thursday, September 17 for PICK UP Saturday, September 19 between 4 pm - 6pm

When:  Saturday Sep. 19th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $32 per person ($30.48 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414

Open Kitchen @Home | Meal Kit with Video Instruction | Sourdough Bread

Learn to make sourdough at home with written and video instructions, recipes and starter culture from the pros at Stratford Chefs School with Chef Instructor, Eli Silverthorne.


1 Litre living sourdough culture

Downloadable instruction and recipe booklet that includes 3 Sourdough recipes: Traditional Sourdough, Walnut Currant, Caraway Rye and bread “trouble shooting” guide.

Video tutorials

Need Sourdough making equipment? | Visit or call Bradshaw's & Kitchen Detail at 519-271-6283 or www.Bradshaws.ca

PLACE YOUR ORDER by Thursday, September 17 at 12 noon for pick up Saturday, September 19 between 4 pm - 6 pm.

When:  Saturday Sep. 19th, 2020
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $12.50 per person ($11.90 + 5% service fee)
Contact: 519-271-1414